“Sorrow is better than laughter, because a sad face is good for the heart” (Ecclesiastes 7:3)
We all strive to be happy, but it is the hardships, struggles, sorrow and challenges that create who we are. Sorrow penetrates our soul and afflicts our hearts. We struggle to believe there are better days ahead. We live in a world of instant gratification, who wants to wait for problems to resolve? Pain and hardships are setbacks and we get frustrated, angry, depressed and hopeless. These dark moments make us stop, think, listen, and explore deeper in our soul for some glimpse of resolution.
Personally I turn to God and I pray that he will give me the strength I need to endure and rise above. I am forced to seek deeper, to hope for better, live through it and learn from it. Sometimes the outcome is not what we want , but what God knows is best for us.
Sorrow builds character and awareness. It teaches us how to be more compassionate to others. It deepens our hearts so we can listen to our inner soul and make our lives and those around us more meaningful and cherished. God gives us all what we can handle and we need to trust and accept lovingly and faithfully!